Hotels in Cape Town

Hotels in Cape Town are some of the finest accommodations you’ll find anywhere on the African continent. With a focus on penthouses and luxury suites, we’ve searched hotels in Cape Town and can say that we are quite pleased with the findings. While tourist areas generally are pretty safe, it’s important to point out that you should avoid nearby townships or “flats“. Hotels in Cape Town, especially the ones found below, offer some amazing ocean and city views. Tourists travel to this southern African city to enjoy its natural surroundings, its beaches, its wine and more. Before we get you to these hotels in Cape Town, let’s take a look at some background information on the area to help you along the way.

Cape Town is the capital and oldest city in South Africa. Although evidence of human life in the area dates back 15,000 years, not much is known about the inhabitants pre-1488, when Bartolomeu Dias, a Portuguese explorer, reached the area and named it “Cape of Storms”.  Thereafter the area was defined by the Dutch, British and South African periods, respectively. The Dutch planted several nonnative plant species such as grapes, cereals, ground nuts, apples, potatoes and citrus, which would change the area’s natural environment forever. The British captured Cape Town from the Dutch in 1795 and introduced their own plants, most notably roolkrans in what would become the “flats” area, and eucalyptus to mitigate the spread of malaria. Along with the discovery of diamonds in 1867 came a flood of immigrants and, naturally, a war by way of the Second Boer War, which resulted in a British victory. During the mid-1900s South Africa’s governing party was the National Party, which implemented racial segregation known as apartheid. Nelson Mandela, an anti-apartheid revolutionary and member of the African National Congress party, was the first president of South Africa and known as “the founding father of democracy” in the area.

With a population of around 500,000 people, Cape Town is located on the southern tip of Africa. Cape Town is known for its harbor, its natural setting and its landmarks such as Table Mountain and Cape Point. One of the most multicultural cities in the world, Cape Town was industrialized mostly from the discovery of diamonds in 1867 and a gold rush in 1886. The city has average highs in the 70s degrees Fahrenheit for much of the year and benefits from cool to warm evenings. Beaches and hiking trails draw tourists. Water temperatures differ depending on which coast you’re on, with the Atlantic side being colder and the False Bay side being warmer. Major points of interest include St. George’s Cathedral, Cape Town, City Bowl, Table Mountain National Park, Clifton beach, Robben Island Museum, V&A Waterfront, Cape Floristic Region, Simon’s Town, Cape Town City Hall, Cape Town International Convention Centre, Artscape Theatre Centre, Grand Parade and University of Cape Town. Table Mountain is one of the most distinguishable mountains in any of the world’s major cities due to its flat top. Tourists may travel by cable-way and hikers may travel on foot to Table Mountain’s peak, which is over 3,500 feet high.  Barbecue is a popular way to cook in Cape Town. Popular food items include various meats and seafood, Bobotie, which is spiced minced meat baked and topped with egg, and the Gatsby sandwich, prepared with one staple, french fries, and various other fillings such as steak, fish, calamari, chicken or sausage. Equipped with some knowledge on the area, we are ready for hotels in Cape Town that will help make for a memorable experience.



Taj Cape Town

1 Wale Street

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Taj Cape Town features free WiFi, spa access, free waterfront shuttles daily, balconies, classical furnishings, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, marble bathrooms, rainshowers, large bath tubs, a restaurant, a brasserie, a sauna, a steam room, a heated lap pool and a spacious fitness center. Nearby you may find Bombay Brasserie (Indian restaurant), Jiva Spa, Bishop Robert Gray Memorial Statue (historical landmark), Motherland Coffee St Georges Mall (coffee shop), Cape Town Free Walking Tours, Food Lover’s Market (supermarket), Seattle Coffee Company (coffee store), Gigi Rooftop Restaurant & Bar, Mariam’s Kitchen (restaurant), Hokey Poke Bar & Take Away (restaurant), Groote Kerk (church), Kleinsky’s Delicatessen, Pilcrow & Cleaver (restaurant), Slave Museum Cape Town, Iziko Slave Lodge (museum), Arch for Arch (historical landmark), St George’s Cathedral and more.

This location is 0.1 miles from Iziko Slave Lodge, National Library Of South Africa, St Georges Mall, Atlantic Art Gallery and Greenmarket Square, 0.1 miles from Palm Tree Mosque, Huguenot Chambers, Parliament, The Company’s Garden and The African Portrait Art Gallery, 1.5 miles from V&A Waterfront, 2 miles from Table Mountain, 7.3 miles from Groot Constantia, 12.3 miles from Chapman’s Peak and 10.6 miles from Cape Town International Airport.

Approximate cost per night (presidential suite): $3,210

Cost per person (five people): $642




Atlanticview Cape Town Boutique Hotel

31 Francolin Road

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Camps Bay Beach Cape Town

Atlanticview Cape Town Boutique Hotel boasts 2 solar heated infinity pools, a fitness center, massage and steam rooms, an in-house luxury car service, air conditioning, finished terraces, sea and mountain views, flat-screen TVs, minibars, bathrobes, free WiFi and complimentary welcome refreshments. Bakoven Beach is just down the road.

Theatre On The Bay and The Promenade Camps Bay are 0.6 miles, Camps Bay Beach Cape Town is 0.8 miles, Table Mountain Cape Town is 1.2 miles, Table Mountain Cableway is 1.3 miles, Clifton Beach is 1.5 miles, Lion’s Head is 1.7 miles, Mediclinic Cape Town and De Waal Park are 2.2 miles, Christopher Moller Art Gallery is 2.4 miles, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens is 3.3 miles, World of Birds is 4.2 miles, Robben Island Ferry is 4.3 miles and Cape Town International Airport is 12.1 miles from this property.

Approximate cost per night (Infinity Suite): $493

Cost per person (four people): $124




Sea Star Rocks Boutique Hotel

26 Theresa Avenue

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Table Mountain Cape Town

With an outdoor pool, Atlantic Ocean views, flat-screen TVs, blu-ray players, seating areas, terraces, balconies, bath robes, slippers and luggage storage,  Sea Star Rocks Boutique Hotel is close to Atlanticview Cape Town Boutique Hotel.

Approximate cost per night (penthouse with panoramic views): $775

Cost per person (four people): $194



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Cape Grace Hotel & Spa

West Quay Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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Zeitz Museum Cape Town

Offering elegant rooms, free WiFi, a spa, panoramic Table Mountain and harbor views, an award-winning restaurant, a whiskey and wine bar and a fitness center with waterfront views, Cape Grace Hotel & Spa sits near Bascule Bar (cocktail bar), Only One Yacht (boat rental service), V&A Waterfront Marina (shopping mall), Two Oceans Aquarium, City Sightseeing Cape Town, KnexT Art Gallery, COOKED (restaurant), The Watershed (market), V&A Food Market (fresh food market), Unframed Ice Cream (ice cream shop), Nobel Square (tourist attraction), Native Coffee Roasters (cafe), GINJA Restaurant, Galleria Gibello (art gallery), Den Anker (restaurant), MIRAGE (boat tour agency), Tigger 2 Charters (boar tour agency), Si Cantina Sociale (Mediterranean restaurant), The Yard (fusion restaurant), LINDT Chocolate Studio, Cape Town Diamond Museum, Clock Tower Retail Centre (shopping mall), Cape Town Fish Market (seafood restaurant), Chavonnes Battery Museum (archaeological museum), The Nelson Mandela Gateway To Robben Island (tourist attraction) and more.

From here Chavonnes Battery Museum and Zeitz Museum Cape Town are 0.1 miles, Cape Town Diamond Museum, Cape Town Comedy Club, Clock Tower, Two Oceans Aquarium, Nelson Mandela Gateway, Robben Island Ferry, South African Maritime Museum and The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum are 0.2 miles, V&A Waterfront is 0.4 miles, Table Mountain Cape Town is 3.1 miles, World of Birds is 8.2 miles, Groot Constantia is 8.4 miles and Cape Town International Airport is 10.9 miles.

Approximate cost per night (two-bedroom suite): $1,535

Cost per person (four people): $384




21 Nettleton

21 Nettleton Rd

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Mojo Market Cape Town

Offering air conditioning, free WiFi, an on-site bar, free private parking, flat-screen TVs, iPad docking stations, seating areas, sea views, bath robes, slippers, a sauna, a swimming pool and shuttle service, 21 Nettleton in close to Biskop Steps (fitness area), Clifton Beaches, The Bungalow (restaurant), Fives Futbol Clifton (sports complex), Maiden’s Cove, Glen Country Club (event venue), Cédric French Pastry (pastry shop), Glen Beach, The Glen Tree Circle (hiking area), Lila Bank (observation deck), Pipe Track Trail Run (tourist attraction), Lion’s Head Hiking Trail, Parapax Lion’s Head Paragliding Site, Cape Trekking Guided Hikes (tour agency), Lions Head Peak (hiking area) and more.

This hotel is 0.4 miles from Clifton Beach, 0.5 miles from Lion’s Head, 0.9 miles from Queens Beach, 1 mile from MyCiTi Station Queens Beach, 1.1 miles from Camps Bay Beach and Mojo Market Cape Town, 1.2 miles from Sea Point Pavilion Swimming and The Promenade Camps Bay, 1.3 miles from Piazza St John, 1.4 miles from Theatre On The Bay, 4.3 miles from Signal Hill Mountain and 12.6 miles from Cape Town International Airport.

Approximate cost per night (presidential penthouse): $1,125



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The Solis Penthouse

7 Main Drive 401 The Solis

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Signal Hill Cape Town

The Solis Penthouse features 2 bedrooms, a private roof deck with a private outdoor swimming pool and barbecue, panoramic sea, mountain and city views, a kitchen with dishwasher and oven, 2 flat-screen TVs, a seating area, 2 bathrooms, a washing machine and tumble dryer combo and two dining areas. Nearby you may find Osaka Sushi, Sorbet (beauty salon), Into the Blue (scube dive centre), Hesheng Chinese Restaurant, Korean Soju Restaurant, Cube Sports Bar, The Sunshine Food Sprouting Co (vegan restaurant) and more.

Green Point Urban Park and Signal Hill Cape Town are 0.5 miles, Green Point Common and Piazza St John are 0.7 miles, Signal Hill Noon Cannon and MyCiTi Station Cape Town Stadium 0.8 miles, Metropolitan Golf Club, Mojo Market Cape Town and Cape Town Stadium are 0.9 miles, Cape Medical Museum is 1 mile, MyCiTi Station Granger Bay is 1.1 miles, Long Street and V&A Waterfront are 1.4 miles, Table Mountain is 2.8 miles and Cape Town International Airport is 12 miles from this location.

Approximate cost per night (apartment with sea view): $203

Cost per person (four people): $51




Bayview Penthouse

40 Theresa Avenue

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Theatre On The Bay

Bayview Penthouse has multiple penthouse rental options and spacious accommodations with air conditioning, an outdoor pool, fully-equipped kitchens, flat-screen TVs, a library, a sun terrace, laundry and dry cleaning services. It’s found close to Kasteelpoort (hiking area), The Hussar Grill Camps Bay (steak house), Camps Bay Continental Food Mart (fruit and vegetable store), Bootlegger Bakoven (coffee shop), Beta Beach and more.

From here you’ll find Theatre On The Bay 0.7 miles, 0.8 miles from The Promenade Camps Bay, 1 mile from Camps Bay Beach, 1.2 miles from Table Mountain Cableway, 1.5 miles from Table Mountain, 1.6 miles from Waterworks Museum, 1.7 miles from Clifton Beach, 2 miles from Lion’s Head, 2.5 miles from Mediclinic Cape Town, 2.6 miles from De Waal Park, 3.2 miles from Long Street, 4.8 miles from V&A Waterfront and 12.2 miles from Cape Town International Airport.

Approximate cost per night (penthouse bay/ocean view): $141



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The Penthouse Collection

22 Riebeeck Street

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Greenmarket Square Cape Town

Offering 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen with SMEG appliances, a living area with city views, a study, a 24-hour concierge, free WiFi and 2 secure parking bays, The Penthouse Collection is found close to: Ou Meul Bakkery, Obi Restaurant (Japanese), Lunchworks Cafe, Lila Vie (hair salon), The Velvet Cake Co, Giulios (cafe), Lido Bar, Modular Club (night club), Seattle Coffee Company, Folk Cafe, La Tete (restaurant) and more.

This location is 0.1 miles from MyCiTi Station Thibault, 0.2 miles from Investec Cape Town, MyCiTi Station Adderley Street and The African Portrait Art Gallery, 0.3 miles from Greenmarket Square Cape Town, Cape Town Station Northern Entrance, MyCiTi Station Civic Centre, St Georges Mall and Cape Quarter, 0.7 miles from Long Street, 1.1 miles from V&A Waterfront.

Approximate cost per night (three-bedroom penthouse): $438

Cost per person (six people): $73



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Penthouse On Clifton

Unit 18, Dunmore Apartments

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Lion’s Head Cape Town

With 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, stunning sea and mountain views, a furnished terrace, a living area, a dining table, a fully-equipped kitchen, free WiFi and private parking, Penthouse on Clifton is found near The Rock (scenic spot), Lion’s Head Hike Trail, The Bungalow (restaurant), The Glen Country Club, Maiden’s Cove and more are within range.

From here Clifton Beach is 0.4 miles, Lion’s Head Cape Town is 0.6 miles, Queens Beach and MyCiTi Station Queens Beach are 0.8 miles, Camps Bay Beach and Piazza St John are 1.2 miles, The Promenade Camps Bay is 1.3 miles, Theatre On The Bay is 1.5 miles, Christopher Moller Gallery and Signal Hill are 1.8 miles, Table Mountain is 1.9 miles, Long Street is 2.1 miles, V&A Waterfront is 3.2 miles and Cape Town International Airport is 12.7 miles.

Approximate cost per night (three bedroom penthouse): $246

Cost per person (six people): $41



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MedBurn Views Penthouse

13 Medburn Road

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Table Mountain Cableway

Featuring air conditioning, a private pool, a patio, sea views, free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, a fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher and microwave, a washing machine, towels and bed linen, MedBurn Views Penthouse is close to Optim Talent, Bellsfontein Kramat, Huey’s Surf Hub (surf shop), Cedric French Pastry, Camps Bay Beach, Camps Bay Squash Club, The Promenade (shopping mall), Theatre on the Bay, Camps Bay Tidal Pool, Pipe Track Trail Run and more in the area.

Camps Bay Beach and The Promenade Camps Bay are 0.5 miles, Theatre On The Bay is 0.6 miles, Table Mountain Cableway and Table Mountain are 1 mile, Clifton Beach Cape Town is 1.1 miles, Lion’s Head Cape Town is 1.2 miles, Mediclinic Cape Town is 1.8 miles, De Waal Park is 1.9 miles, Waterworks Museum is 2 miles, Long Street is 2.4 miles, Steenberg Wine Estate is 8.5 miles and Cape Town International Airport is 12.1 miles from here.

Approximate cost per night (three bedroom apartment): $287

Cost per person: $48





15 Views Penthouse

Victoria Road, Camps Bay

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Clifton Beach Cape Town

15 Views Penthouse has contemporary decor, a modern kitchen area with a breakfast nook, a dining area, a living area with an L-shaped sofa and plush armchairs and is found near The 41 (restaurant), Mantra Cafe, Cafe Caprice, Camps Bay Beach and more.

Camps Bay Beach is 0.3 miles, The Promenade Camps Bay is 0.4 miles, Clifton Beach Cape Town is 0.5 miles, Theatre On The Bay is 0.6 miles, Lion’s Head is 1 mile, Table Mountain is 1.5 miles, Queens Beach is 1.7 miles, Mediclinic Cape Town is 2 miles, Long Street is 2.5 miles, V&A Waterfront is 3.9 miles, Kenilworth Race Course is 7 miles, Robben Island Museum and Chapman’s Peak are 10.2 miles and Cape Town International Airport is 12.5 miles from here.

Approximate cost per night (penthouse with hot tub): $267






With so many outstanding hotels in Cape Town it makes it difficult to list them all in one place. If you have one to add then please please feel free to let us know in the comment section below. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your trip to South Africa!

38 Replies to “Hotels in Cape Town”

  1. The view from 7 Main Drive is breathtaking. Going over the skyline and looking into the water is amazing. I don’t think I could leave the deck. But while I’d be in Cape Town, I’d love to check out these nearby attractions at places like Urban Park, Cape Town Stadium, and the Golf Club. Further, the price is pretty cheap, at $51/night per person. You really can’t beat that. 

  2. Decisions, decisions.   I did not expect to find so many penthouses to select from in the Capetown area.   I believe that my family and I could be happy staying in any one of these penthouses.   I love the ocean views!      Thank you for sharing which ones had exceptionally high demand.    Most of the time, I prefer last minute vacations. 

    Thank you for sharing all of the information that you did.  It will be helpful as I plan my holiday.. 

    1. Hi Sondra and thank you for the comments! You and your family would be very happy staying in one of these penthouses for sure 🙂

  3. I’ve been hearing a lot of beautiful things about how vibrant Cape town is. The culture and people depict the place so well. It’s good to know that there are lots of option in terms of place where you might want to spend your vacay in Cape Town. The array of penthouse you suggested looks elegant and comfy at the same time. My top choices would be the Bayview Penthouse which is overlooking the ocean. It looks peaceful and tranquil knowing you’ll wake up looking at a serene  view. The other one would be Penthouse Harbor Bridge just because it looks modern and bringing my teens wouldn’t be a hassle. Thanks for all these recommendation. I hope one time we can arrange an unforgettable vacation at Cape town.

  4. Loving your website.  The view from the Medburn Road Penthouse looks spectacular.  Being close to so many amenities is also appealing, especially the airport only being 12 miles away. 

    I have never been to South Africa but a friend of mine is from there and it sounds like a beautiful place to visit.  With the availability of such nice accomodations, it is high on my list of places to travel to.

    Thanks for the great article.

  5. First off I love your site design, it is more than welcome, or, shall I dare say,  alluring. That banner is everything! This is very nice, I mean very very nice. I have to reference this in the future. Is this just for this particular location or you are having more penthouse rentals later in different states and countries? Also, are considering working with travel agents that offer package deals for travel and stay? This would be so great for our clients. 

    1. Thank you very much Shamane! Really glad you like the website design and always stay tuned for more penthouse options.

  6. Thank you so much for the beautiful review of the Cape Town area apartments.I am actually planning to go on holiday there with the family at the end of August and we were wondering if it would be better to stay in a hotel or rent an apartment. Reading your description definitely made me think an apartment would be better and with everything we need. Especially the Medbrun View Penthouse looks amazing.
    Thank you so much for opening my eyes to the different possibilities even on a holiday.

  7. I like the ocean view of these penthouses for rent, it’s so relaxing and I guess with that benefit alone the price you’re paying is really worth it. I’m sure our team members will like them as well. We all love the view of the sea and the blue horizon.

    Before this year ends, our group will be coming over South Africa for a business expansion and I will use this list of yours as a reference for finding a place to stay, all company-sponsored. Thanks for the list, I will check them one by one to see what’s fitted for our group’s needs.

  8. All the penthouse you recommend looks classy and elegant with its modem interiors. Renting one for a vacation will be cost efficient if shared with friends or family members. The culture and people depict the place so well. It’s good to know that there are lots of options in terms of the place where you might want to spend your vacay in Cape Town. The array of penthouse you suggested looks elegant and comfy at the same time.

    I love Ocean views! My top choice would be the Bayview Penthouse which is overlooking the Ocean. It looks peaceful and tranquil knowing you’ll wake up looking at a serene view. I believe that my family and I could be happy staying in any one of these penthouses.

    Thanks for showing all these beautiful penthouses. All of them have a very incredible view.

  9. South Africa has always been a country of great amusement to me in the African states and if I were to visit, I would really love to explore any of these penthouses. They are just a beauty to behold and a pure haven of tranquil serenity with an ambience of elegance and beauty. All the penthouses on this list are all awesome but I think I prefer the look of the 15 Views Penthouse. It should be a delight to see an array of sights while enjoying one’s privacy. Great post

  10. this is a really nice post on the best penthouses one can find in Cape town. I’ve been looking to travel to South Africa anytime soon as I have heard one can have alot of fun at very affordable prices. All this hotels are really but if I am to pick, I’d prefer the Victoria campus bay if I’m travelling with my girlfriend. The design looks really modern and sleek. 

  11. Cape town is always in the list of every traveler. I respect and love Nelson Mandela so visiting the Robben Island Museum is my dream where he spent 18 years when it was a prison.

    15 Views Penthouse is the one I am interested with since its nearby Robben Island Museum and the information you share on “What’s Around?” is super helpful. Being a traveler I often visit your site and I love it. The images you share are very helpful. Thanks for saving people time and money.

    Much Success!


  12. This is good information to know as I have a business colleague in Capetown, and I may be traveling there soon.  Also I have another business associate here in the USA who is from South Africa and we spoke about the area the other day over lunch.  This is good timing.

    These are wonderful properties which you have reviewed at a most reasonable price.  You have presented a variety of choices based on a person’s specific needs at the time.

    The views from all of these properties are excelent and for what you get in amenities the prices are most affordable and well priced.  I appreciate this information as it will assist me in my trip to South Africa.

  13. Wow, thanks for this informative post. I’m into visa processing and I do suggest places for individual and companies to stay when traveling. Seeing this post have given me better options on penthouses to suggest to then. These penthouses are quite affordable I must say. I’ll certainly suggest these penthouses first before any other, and someday I myself would come visiting. 

  14. There is nothing more fun than to secure a conducive apartment for excursion, summer holiday or event. All this penthouse in cape Town are all eye catching. Their prices are reasonable. I have a colleague that is processing his next tripe to cape town in South Africa due to some historian purpose. I will tell him about this website for him to be aware of the appartment that is closer to his place of research.

  15. Hi.

    It is really awesome to read your post. Your review of The Best Hotels Cape Town – Penthouses is really good and your website design is really attractive. I think your post is very helpful for them who recently have planed for holiday in Cape Town. Also your post is very informative to know the details about the awesome hotels in Cape Town and about the cost, so that one can easily plan in their ability. My big brother has recently get married, they are planning for their honeymoon. After reading your post I am thinking to suggest them for going to Cape Town. And also when I will be free I will try to go there because I really liked the hotels and over all environment.

    Thank you so much for your amazing post. I am gonna share it.

    1. Monalisha thank you so much 🙂 Cape Town would be a great place for a honeymoon. Thank you for sharing and stop back anytime!

  16. Wow these penthouses all look amazing, I absolutely can’t choose. I’ve heard many good things about cape town and I’ve been planning to go there for a long time now. Eventually I’ll get there and I will come back here to give you my review. Thank you so much for all the given information.

    1. Vincent thanks so much. Cape Town is a beautiful and unique place as it sits between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, and hotels in Cape Town are no exception as they have some of the most impressive ocean views anywhere. Looking forward to your review and you’re very welcome. Enjoy your trip to South Africa!

  17. Cape Town is no doubt a beautiful city, an attraction to tourists and the desired haven for holidaymakers. The beautiful review of the hotels in Cape Town makes the idea of going there for one’s next holiday a welcoming one. The last there I was there with my family on holidays, we stayed in one of the beautiful wine estates. With the information I am getting from this review, I am going to consider a hotel for our lodging next time. Thanks. Debbie.

    1. Great points Debbie. Hotels in Cape Town make for an excellent idea for holiday or vacation. Wine estates sound wonderful and make sense since wine is so prevalent in the area. Thanks for your considerations and happy travels!

  18. Wow,  this is really awesome,  I have heard so much about South Africa and I have always wanted to visit but opportunity has not oresented itself,  but ust seeing these beautiful pictures amd how calm  cape town look certaiinly i am going for my next vacation in cape town south Africa and the Victoria Road, Camps Bay is just a perfect option for me.

  19. Hello dear, thanks for sharing such amazing concise information with us all, I was actually doing some research online when I saw your post, I believe cape town is really amazing after going through your article,  plan on going visiting with my family after these pandemic, thanks a lot for the info I’ll surely do some recommendations

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